5x Reading comprehensions based on Project X Alien Adventures series by Oxford Reading Tree books at White Level.
White Level book comprehensions include:
Attack of teh Giant Meeb
Save the world
The cave of life
A Reading activity based on theOxford Reading tree Gold Level Book:William's Mistake
Inference task aimed at Expected Standard NEW curriculum end of Key Stage One
Quality task covering key reading skills based on new curriculum for English.
Tracking a character's feelings throughout the text using inference and providing evidence.
A Reading activity based on the picture book: Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kotamura
Character Comparison venn diagram aimed at Greater Depth Standard NEW curriculum end of Key Stage One or Lower Key Stage Two based on Stone Age Topic.
Reading skills based on new curriculum for English - Inference
2 Resources to support a personal study on a US state, supporting the NEW Geography KS2 Curriculum.
1. An example Travel Guide Text based on the USA State of Montana. Aimed at higher end of expected level.
2. A planning format for students to plan each paragraph of own chosen US State (North America/South America)
Students can research chosen state during lessons or for homework using planning frame.
Meets many of the NEW English reading and writing KPIs
- parenthesis, managing clause structures and manipulating for effect.
Engaging Activity and recording sheets to learn about and compare the lives of 3 British Monarchs: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria.
*A3 recording format with structured questions and space for responses
*Key information facts for each Queen to use for Hot Seating
Covers the NEW National curriculum strand for Primary History:
*studying the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
* comparing aspects of life in different periods for example, Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria.
Activity: children work in teams of 3- each take on the role of either: Queen Victoria, Elizabeth I or Elizabeth II.
Using the relevant key facts card- ask each other 5 key questions (on recording format) and record responses from each other (structured hot seating)
Research key events of the time for each monach and record on format.
Travel Guide Writing Modelled on The Popular destination of Florida- Why Visit?
Includes key elements of the NEW Geography KS2 Curriculum: Climate , North America Study, Location, Physical and Human Features and Key landmarks.
1 x written modelled guide based on Florida- Why Visit?
1x Student planner to research own state and provides Key Questions to direct the search and structure own guide. (modelled on teacher example)
Writing covers the NEW English KPIs and aimed at higher end of expected standard/ Greater Depth. Features include:
Parenthesis- Hyphens, commas, dashes and colons
Balance of Pronouns for Cohesion
An engaging starter to introduce or revisit the teaching of coordinating conjunctions.
This resources is a powerpoint slide that encourages children to interpret the picture and use the modelled/structured sentence starters around it to speak and record compound sentences with the cooridinating conjunction and, but, or .
Image is taken from picture book 'Quest' by Aaron Becker
A Short KS1 Writing unit based on the popular children’s picture book: The Pirates Next Door.
The unit inspires quality, structured writing that meets the new KS1 writing KPis at Expected and Greater Depth Level
The unit covers:
Reading phase: inferring a character’s thoughts and actions
Writing with a clear purpose and viewpoint
Organising related ideas into sections and paragraphs
short openings and endings
past tense regular and irregular verbs
using capital letters for proper nouns
I started this unit with drama - getting into the role of the villagers and focusing on their viewpoint. How were they feeling when the Pirates arrived in town? Why were most villagers angry? What did they think? say?
Then they completed the reading inference speech bubbles for 2 different character viewpoints. (see example)
Then I held a council meeting for the residents of ‘Dull-On-Sea’ and the children were given a format to record the ‘notes of the meeting’
From the notes- they used a structured letter template to create a letter to the council complaining about the Pirates’ arrival.
This was highly successful and created fantastic letters with clear viewpoints.
The pack includes:
1x character though bubble recording sheet
1x example speech bubbles inferring a character viewpoint
1x template for council notes recording sheet
1x letter to council template/structured support sheet
1x word mat containing regular past tense verbs and character names from the book to support spelling.
Powepoint for guided group work- exploring which phrases are preferable for persuassive writing.
utube videolink for the audio book (free link via utube)
A Reading activity based on the BIG CAT book: East of the Sun, West of the Moon Reading book
A language inference task aimed at expected Standard NEW curriculum end of Key Stage One/ Lower Key Stage Two
Quality task covering key inference and language skills based on new curriculum for English.
9x Mental maths challenges designed to test range of operations aimed at level 4. Years 5/6
In the style of newspaper maths challenges
completing in given time.
Children in year 6 love these challenges.
Currenty use them as a morning activity to provide a morning maths challenge.
answers provided to each challenge.
Progressive in challenge.
Involves addition and subtraction of whole numbers and decimals, multiplication, division, fractions of whole numbers.
6x In depth Guided Reading Comprehensions for guided group questioning or independent completion.
Each comprehension is based on different sections across the text and covers different reading skills. Mainly AF2
Level 3 Reading Skills
Resources to support Quality Narrative Writing based around the Picture Book and short video clip of ‘Journey’ By Aaron Becker
All resources designed to support the NEW reading and writing standards for the end of KS1.
*inferring a character’s thoughts and feelings
*expanded noun phrases
*regular and irregular past tense verbs
*selecting appropriate vocabulary to describe setting and characters
*organising writing into sections/paragraphs
*exclamation sentence writing
*suffix -ment endings
Speaking and listening phase: Character speech bubbles to describe character thoughts
example speech bubble of character thoughts to use as a model text
A3 Graphic Organiser planner to plan a narrative story of a section of the book (entering a castle)
EXAMPLE NARRATIVE OPENING WITH KEY FEATURES to use as a model
Word bank of regular and irregular verbs to support writing
suffix: ment word list to support greater depth writers.
A n engaging lesson starter to teach or revisit constructing sentences with surbordinating conjunctions (if, because, when, that)
The activity centres around a picture from the picture book 'Quest' by Aaron Becker
Children are encouraged to use the sentence starters modelled/structured around the picture to speak and record their own examples.
5x Reading comprehensions based on Project X Alien Adventures series by Oxford Reading Tree books Turquoise Level
Comprehensions cover the Turquoise band books:
Attack of the Buzzles
Battle with the beast
The empty palace
Soluble and Insoluble materials Vocab mat with definitions to support Science unit Dissolving upper Ks2 or Ks3. Can be used for revision, reference to support writing and investigations or can be cut up to create a matching game.
A Reading activity based on theOxford Reading tree Gold Level Book: The Emergency
Summary task aimed at Expected Standard NEW curriculum end of Key Stage One
Quality task covering key reading skills based on new curriculum for English.
Summarising the main events of the Story template and providing a headline for the events!